One of the most
popular gemstones, Sapphire is a crystallized aluminium oxide, and has
exactly the same chemical composition as ruby. Only small amounts of
colouring trace elements separates them.
come in varying qualities from the dark, blackish blue usually sourced
from Australia, to the beautiful corn- flower blue of the Kashmir
stones. As well as differing qualities,
Sapphire can be found in many colours ; pink, purple, yellow, lilac,
green, white, and even orange.
sapphire is a stone that is growing in popularity. More durable than
pink tourmaline - it's closest colour rival - and with a brilliance
that's hard to match, it has become a favourite with jewellery
designers young and not quite so young. Like so much in the gemstone
world it has become more readily available in recent years, and
accordingly prices have dropped to reflect this.
sapphire is associated with many magical powers, including the ability
to heal wounds, and as an antidote for poisons.
is believed to amplify intuitive ability, and is useful as an aid to
supply sapphires of all qualities and keep a wide stock of "fancy"